DANVILLE, AR. (June 2024) –Three Yell County high school graduates are advancing to higher education as the recipients of annual scholarship awards from Wayne-Sanderson Farms. Each year, local high school-aged family members of Wayne-Sanderson Farms Danville employees and farm partners are encouraged to submit applications for scholarships available for post-secondary education and training through the company.

“We are proud to support these exemplary students with their educational endeavors and invest in the future of Yell County,” said Wayne-Sanderson Farms Danville Complex Manager Toby Tapp. “Higher education opportunities will make a huge difference in both the lives of these students and the communities where they will live, work and raise families.”

2024 Wayne-Sanderson Farms Danville Complex scholarship recipients:

  • Sebastian Flores– Dardanelle School District
    • Sebastian is the son and grandson of Wayne-Sanderson Farms Danville employees Lerly Jonibeth Fuentess and Mirna Ramos, respectively.
    • He will attend Arkansas Tech University and major in Finance.
  • Gladys Andrade – Danville School District
    • Gladys is the daughter of Wayne-Sanderson Farms Danville employee Cristina Andrade.
    • She will pursue a major in Healthcare Administration, and has been accepted to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and Arkansas Tech.
  • Dakota Hooker– Two Rivers School District
    • Dakota is the grandson of retired local Wayne-Sanderson Farms breeder partners James and Judy Whilow.
    • He plans to attend Arkansas Tech University and major in Education. 


About Wayne-Sanderson Farms

Wayne-Sanderson Farms is an industry leader and the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, serving customers, consumers and communities with integrity, leadership and responsible farm, workplace and business practices. With a diverse portfolio of products, a strong operating culture, and an industry-leading workforce of more than 26,000 people, Wayne-Sanderson Farms owns and operates 23 fresh and further-processing facilities across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas. Wayne-Sanderson Farms produces affordable, high-quality poultry products for retail, foodservice, restaurant, industrial and institutional segments under the brand names of WAYNE FARMS® fresh and prepared chicken; SANDERSON FARMS® fresh chicken; COVINGTON FARMS® fresh and frozen chicken; PLATINUM HARVEST® premium fresh chicken; CHEF’S CRAFT® gourmet chicken; and NAKED TRUTH® premium chicken. For more information visit our website at http://www.waynesandersonfarms.com